Rockschool Classics Guitar Grades 6-8

The Rockschool Classics Guitar Grades 6-8 Compendium book presents six of the world's iconic rock tracks. From Metallica to Queens of the Stone Age, learn all the technique you'll need to play them in your exam, using the supplied audio, backing tracks and Fact Files.

Key Features at Grades 6-8

  • All five shapes of the minor pentatonic scales
  • Articulated chromatic runs, natural harmonic melodies, natural and pinched harmonics
  • Dorian, Lydian and Phrygian modes
  • Whole tone, diminished and altered scales
  • Stylistic study and session work

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Guitar Grades 6-8 Compendium features:

  • Six iconic rock tracks
  • Standard Guitar Notation
  • Choose two pieces from Rockschool Classics to play in your Grade Exam or three to play in you Performance Certificate
  • Fact Files: band and artist background info, with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
  • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online

Rockschool Classics Guitar Grades 6-8 Compendium repertoire:

  • Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes to Midnight "
  • Metallica - "Holier Than Thou "
  • Foo Fighters - "Rope"
  • AC/DC - "You Shook Me All Night Long "
  • King's X - "We Were Born To Be Loved "
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows "
Media Sheet Music, Downloads
Arrangement Guitar (GTR)
Catalogue # RSK200074
ISBN 978-1-78936-010-3
Pages 39-46
Holier Than Thou - in your edition of the book is 104 bars long, bar 46 needs to be removed/ignored – cross out and renumber the bars that follow. The bar numbers quoted in the remainder of this report assumes this renumbering has been done.
Bar 65 (1st bar of Section D)
Tablature removed from below the (tied to) notes on the first eighth-note of beat 4.
Bar 67
The three G graces notes (beats 1, 2 and 4) have been moved up a tone to A (14th fret of the 3rd string).
Bars 71 & 72
These bars have been updated with new content. See updated PDF available in book download. (Updated 24 Sep 2020)
Pages 5-10
You Shook Me All Night Long - Bar 19: Tablature removed from beat 1 and ties added before the chord to show it is tied from the final chord in bar 16.
Bar 26: The last chord in the bar is now tied to the first chord in the following bar.
Bar 29: Tablature removed from beat 1 and ties added before the chord to show it is tied from the final chord in bar 26.
Bar 29: Chord name on beat 4 & changed to Dsus4
Bar 35: The PM indication now ends on the first eighth-note of beat 4.
Bar 39: Repick indication added to the first eight-note of beat 2 (Updated 14 July 2020)
Pages 25-30
Rope - The guitar part in bar 35 has been changed and now matches the part played in bar 37. (Updated 14 July 2020)
Pages 39–46
Holier Than Thou - Bar 46 has been removed. (bar numbers for the other corrections in this report refer to their position before removal of this bar. If bar 46 in the copy you are reviewing contains the same content as bar 45 then all the edits in this report have been made to it). Newer issues of the book have had the Walkthrough on page 46 updated to reflect these changes.
Bar 66 Tablature removed from the tied notes in beat 4.
Bar 72/73 These bars have been updated with new content. (Updated 14 July 2020)
Pages 39–46
Holier Than Thou - The graces notes in bar 68 (p.43) have been moved up a tone to A on the 14th fret of the 3rd string. (Updated 19 May 2020)